Incident Piper PA-36-300 VH-FUE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211098
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Date:Wednesday 21 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-36-300
Registration: VH-FUE
MSN: 36-7760067
Year of manufacture:1977
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:10km NW of Nyngan, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YTOC
Destination airport:YNYN
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While returning to the airstrip to reload for another spray run, the aircraft experienced severe engine surge with associated rough running. The pilot selected the fuel boost pump on, but with little improvement. He then elected to make a forced landing. While stretching the glide, the aircraft stalled at about five feet AGL and landed heavily in a soft earth paddock. This resulted in the left main landing gear failing, followed by the nose impacting with sufficient force to tear the engine from its mounts.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
18 October 1994 VH-FUE 0 22km SE of Griffith, NSW sub

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